Source Tim Sheerman-Chase /Flickr "Vardos were elaborately decorated, hand carved and ornately painted with traditional Romani symbols. Examples of famous Wagon Artists responsible for the early development of vardo art are Jim Berry, John Pockett, Tom Stevens, Tommy Gaskin, John Pickett, modern contemporary decorators continuing to shape this colourful tradition included artists such as Yorkie Greenwood and Lol Thompson."
Traditional horse-drawn wagon used by British Romani people as their home,called vardo (also waggon, living wagon, van, cara van). W/chimney, highly decorated, intricately carved, brightly painted, and even gilded. The British Romani tradition of the vardo is seen as a high cultural point @ artistic design& master piece of woodcrafters art.Heyday lasted 70 yrs, from the mid-1800s thru 1st 2 decades@20th cent.